Cricket was formally included within the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics Monday after the proposal for a similar from the Organising Committee of the Olympic Video games Los Angeles 2028 was accepted by the 141st Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) Session.
The IOC Session is the principle determination making physique within the Olympic motion and the 141st Session is happening in Mumbai on the state-of-the-art Jio World Conference Centre in Mumbai.
Other than cricket, baseball-softball, flag soccer, lacrosse (sixes) and squash will even be a part of LA28.
The proposal from the Organising Committee of the Olympic Video games Los Angeles 2028 (@LA28) to incorporate 5 new sports activities within the programme has been accepted by the IOC Session. Baseball/softball, cricket (T20), flag soccer, lacrosse (sixes) and squash will probably be within the programme at LA28,” IOC mentioned on X, previously Twitter.
The proposal of Los Angeles Video games organisers to incorporate the six new sports activities together with cricket within the programme was intially accepted by IOC Govt Board on Saturday. It has now been formally accepted on the Session.
“We see growing popularity of cricket, particularly the T20 format. The World Cup (50 overs) is a huge success already,” IOC President Thomas Bach had mentioned after the Govt Board assembly.